ABYSSIC – High The Memory

Rating: 2.5/5
Distributor/label URL: Osmose Productions/http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Released: 2019
Buy Album [URL]: https://osmoseproductions-label.com/abyssic-high-the-memory-2019/
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/abyssicofficial/

Band line-up:

Memnock – vocals, contrabass
Elvorn – guitars
Andre Aaslie – keys, orchestration
Tjodalv – drums
Makhashanah – bass, additional vocals


01 Adornation 8:12
02 High The Memory 20:39
03 Transition Consent 12:39
04 Where My Pain Lies 20:38
05 Dreams Become Flesh 15:13


For their sophomore album, Abyssic has created five loooong songs. They play a mixture of death/doom, with black and prog influences.

Well, album number three to review this time, and it also has the kind of stuff that really does nothing for me. I do like the orchestral ideas that are mixed into the songs, and the heaviness incorporated into them as well, but the vocal…ah the vocals. Cookie monster wants cookies! Really, does it all have to be this bad? I guess it does. These overlong songs just need to be cut into smaller bites, this is just more than I can bare.

If these bands would put out instrumental versions of their albums, I would love to own them and give them top marks, but I just can’t…really…I can’t.

Review by Rick Ecker